The Trafalgar Centre is Nelson Tasman’s largest multi-purpose spectator sports and events arena. Built in the early 1970s, the Centre has a history of hosting major cultural and entertainment events, and exhibitions.
Just a 10-minute stroll to the vibrant city centre and a 20-minute ocean drive from the airport, the Trafalgar Centre has been recently earthquake strengthened and upgraded and was the 2019 EVANZ Medium Venue of the Year. It contains two key spaces, the main arena and the new northern extension.
Where is the Trafalgar Centre?
7 Paru Paru Rd
Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3 539 1301
Booking the Trafalgar Centre
Pricing can be found on our Facility Hire page. If you would like to place a booking or enquire about availability, please contact our Venue Manager at TrafalgarVenues@ncc.govt.nz.
Floorplans: Ground Floorplan (1.7MB PDF), First Floor Floorplan (1.3MB PDF)
|Venue Details||Main arena||Northern Extension|
|Capacity||Standing 4500||Standing 450|
|Stadium 2300||Theatre 300|
|Theatre 2300||Banquet 250|
|Flooring||Sprung timber||Carpet and tile|
|Flexible seating||Raked grandstands, floor seating and VIP options||Floor seating|
|Stage||Large modular concert stage||Modular risers|
|Parking||Car parks 200, coach parking 5 and on-street parking|
|Bathrooms||Male 4, female 4, disabled 6|
|Changing rooms||6 team, 2 referee|
|Catering||Full catering kitchen, cool store, chillers and bar|
|Choose your preferred caterer|
|Ticketing||Choose your preferred ticketing agent|
|Loading Docks||1 large internal truck bay plus 5 external loading sites|
|Sound and Visual||PA, scoreboard and TV screens available|
|Wi-Fi||Ultra-fast broadband. Password protected|
What's on at the Trafalgar Centre
For a list of events taking place at the Trafalgar Centre, visit the region's events online database, www.itson.co.nz.
Please note all Nelson City Council facilities are smokefree.